1. Anonymous says:

    One weird twist — if you look at Jeffress’s political contributions, he is a HARD CORE democrat!!!

    Check out the link here.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh yeah, I meant to mention that.

    We’ve got Luskin, Wells, and Jeffress. All Democrats.

    I said this once before, but I’ll say it again. Apparently, when the radical nuts running this country get serious about winning court cases, they turn to Democrats. Rove outed Plame because Wilson â€is a democrat.†But then he turned around and hired one to defend him in that case.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Curiouser and curiouser. Looks like Jeffress’ll be one busy dude. He’s crossed paths with Fitz before?

  4. Anonymous says:

    semper fubar

    Yeah. But I swear if I haven’t read 20 examples of Baker saying he’s never going to bail the Bushies out again, particularly not this most offensive of Bushies.


    I can’t find any instance of him crossing with Fitz before. But then he doesn’t do mafia and terrorist defenses (although he does do RICO, like Bush’s lawyer and a few of the other ones in this).

  5. Anonymous says:

    Situation normal. Several spouses are in Republican-Democrat liasons, marriages. Modern social life WA-DC same as elsewhere. I believe Wilson was targeted in 2003 partly for the strong record of Democratic party membership, though strictly speaking government work is nonpartisan in his profession. I was curious about Gore’s selection of lead counsel in 2000, the Microsoft bashing atty; poor polity selection, as MS has done a lot of humane things, apart from zealous merchandising pecadilloes. In the Chief Justice Robert’s file there was one client Tahoe Regional Planning Authority, usually seen as an amalgam of conservation interests not a stereotypical defense attorney variety of client; you get an attorney known for success at SCOTUS in the bargain, TRPA recognizes an effective advocate. The parallels are numerous. Even extending to Woodward White House biographer during a Republican administration; Judy Miller access to the conservative club, atty W. Bennett, a name we have heard before as counsel for the famous. Harriet Miers donating to the Gore 2000 campaign. You just donate a trifle more to your own side. Two-party system, it gets difficult to count from one to two, though. And then there is the purist approach to counsel which in reality rarely is seen when both complainant and defense counsel are the same individual. There are very many measures by which prospective counsel is evaluated. I am cautious about Arianna’s tack, though; I doubt that is the Democratic Party view on that website; we have had ample opportunity to audition her and her husband in campaigns in my neighborhoods. Let you know on the others; very interesting muse. Will take a study session to delve.

  6. Anonymous says:


    Sounds like everyone has cover of a finding or some such.

    Which is fine. Because in the end the finding needs to be disclosed and politically justified. I’m guessing the discosure has occurred. And the justification sucks.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I like your observation that Republicans pick Democrats to defend them… the Republicans’ understanding of political loyalty may be a bit too sharply edged when it comes to trusting a Republican lawyer.